Section 16/Palmer Loop, Colorado Springs

Directions:    Run from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, south.  Turn West at the Wal-Mart.... under I-25 into Bear Creek.  Follow Bear Creek up past 21st street to Gold Camp.  Take Gold Camp south till the Section 16 trailhead. 

Trail Information:  Follow Section 16 step section first and do the loop ending on High Road and follow back down to trailhead and back to CC.

 Chris Benoit

Directions: From Colorado College (Cache La Poudre and Cascade) get on the the North-South Monument Valley Park Creek Trail and run south to the Walmart and Bear Creek Regional Park.  Follow the Regional Park trail up to the Section 16 Trailhead.

Trail Information: This trail is some awesome singletrack with about 20 minutes up SERIOUS climbing at the start.  It can get VERY steep.  The singletrack on the way down is in very good condition and offers wonderful views. At the summit of the trail there will be a Crystal Park spur, take it for extra trail time.   When the trail comes out on a dirt road (Bear Creek Road) take it DOWN to the left and then left again on the asphalt to return to the trailhead.

Miscellaneous Information: Not sure about the length, but I think the loop is approximately 5 miles.  The whole run from Colorado College around the loop and back to CC is approx. 17 miles.

Tony Krupicka